FKA twigs - Cellophane [Video]
FKA twigs returns! Reborn with the release of new single ‘Cellophane.’ It has been five years since her debut album, LP1 was released. I’m sure fans are happy to know that Cellophane is just a drop of the torrential rain that is to come. Twigs announced the release of the new single on Instagram stating;
“throughout my life I’ve practised my way to being the best I could be, it didn’t work this time. I had to tear down every process I’d ever relied on. go deeper. rebuild. start again.”
Cellophane takes us through this process of rebirth, at the pace of a heart-wrenching Erik Satie sounding piano ballad and with minimal yet impactful lyrics. Twigs famous twitchy and glitchy sound is still heard but faintly in the background, revealing a vision for the album that will be of a new scale.
On the day of release, Twigs also shared via Instagram;
“when I wrote cellophane over a year ago a visual narrative came to me immediately, I knew I had to learn how to pole-dance to bring it to life, and so that’s what I did. thank you @andrewthomashuang, for elevating my vision beyond words. you are a visionary. @Kelyvon thank you for being with me every step of the way on my precious pole yellow brick road. working with you both on this is a dream come true.”
And did she learn to pole dance! After having undergone surgery to remove six tumours from her uterus in May 2018, this is truly admirable. Twigs slowly had to recover and throughout the year shared with her followers her pole dancing progress via Instagram. Cellophane is a result of all her hard work and is an artistic and futuristic masterpiece, watch it below: